Last week’s giveaway of Defiant Daughters was so popular that I’ve decided to do another one — but this time just for you flockers. #PRIVATE#So if you’d like to win a copy of this anthology, email contest[at]ourhenhouse[dot]org (say “Hi, Danielle!”), include your mailing address, and say you’d like to be entered to win one of three copies of this book. That’s right, we’re giving away three copies! (Not all to the same person. You are only eligible for one of them. Oh now, don’t sulk.) You have until midnight EST on Thursday, April 4, 2013 to email Danielle and be eligible to win. We’ll randomly select three winners on April 5, and voila.
Also, you might have seen my blog entry today where I wrote about the video interviews and audio excerpts that Lantern Media published after the NYC book reading and launch party last week. I’m excited to be a subject of one of their videos, and also was pleasantly surprised that they recorded my audio excerpt from my chapter in the book, “Found Art, Found Hope.” My blog entry today also links to the other videos and audio recordings, and I hope you are able to set aside a few minutes to watch/hear some of the other brilliant contributors to this manifesto. If you feel so inclined, please feel free to share any/all of the above on twitter (tag #DefiantDaughters as well as @ourhenhouse). We’re all trying to spread the word about this anthology which has so much heart.
What else? Oh here’s what else, and it’s a thrilling what else, IMHO: Next week on OHH, we’re going to feature an entire 5 days in a row of features written by some of my favorite writers and activists. This is the most exciting week for our online magazine since we started! Here’s a glimpse into what you’ll read: You’ll get an inside look into a donkey sanctuary, an update on the “Nonhuman Rights Project,” a first-hand account of the Main Street Vegan Academy, a personal account of what it means for vegans to “be the deal breaker” when doing food activism, and a thought-provoking glimpse into how an insect helped channel big realizations about the value of all creatures. So be sure to bookmark www.ourhenhouse.org and check back often. (Oh, AND… We have a pretty sweet giveaway in store for you flock members for next week, too!)
On a personal level, things are moving along. Mariann is working her tail off teaching animal law at three different schools this semester (more schools than she’s ever taught at at one time). Rose is excited because we just signed her up for a personal “scent-training” workshop. I’m personally looking forward to Mariann’s birthday, which is quickly approaching on April 6 (were you able to donate to her birthday campaign yet?). I can’t give it away (since presumably she’ll be reading this), but I’m incredibly psyched to give Mariann her present (egad!!!). Oh, and this is also cool: I signed up for a tap class! When I was a teenager, tapping was pretty much the only way I got from Point A to Point B, so I’m hoping I can remember a tad more than hop-shuffle-step. It started this past Monday, and I already love that I get to go stomp around and make a lot of noise for a full hour.
Otherwise, things are as normal as they get in the Singer Sullivan household. Even though it’s still been cold here in New York City, there is an undoubted hint of spring in the air. Bring it.